March 13, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday| C'mon, They're Obviously a Ravenclaw

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog group that comes together to discuss that week's topic by putting together a list of five books, tropes, and characters. The idea was first curated by the wonderful Lainey at GingerReadLainey and is now run by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes.

This week we're sorting characters into our own Hogwarts house through our own intuition. Something that a lot of people get wrong is that someone's house is purely defined by their own traits, and while that is a major part of that, we have to consider what do they look for in the people they surround themselves in. 

"'Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.'"

I'm a Ravenclaw, which makes sense considering I love learning and reading but I have many creative outlets in counterpart to that. The people I love surrounding myself with are people of the caliber: readers with witty minds and other creatives.

 1. Sherlock Holmes
 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
 Arthur Conan Doyle


 I reckon Sherlock is going to get a lot of shout outs today, whether that's the original Donan Coyle version or of the BBC adaptation. Either way, Sherlock is clearly a Ravenclaw. Not only is quick to analysis and come to a conclusion of most situations he is in, but he also values that learned behaviour in his flatmate-come-sidekick John Watson.

 2.Tyrion Lannister
 A Game of Thrones
 George R.R. Martin

 "'I drink and I know things.'" 
 Basically just about sums Tyrion up; a lot of wine, a lot of reading and some fantastic witty one-liners. Furthermore, Tyrion gets rather frustrated by the lack on intelligent thinking (you guys know what I'm talking about, right? If they just listened to him, would things have turned out the way that they have?)

 3. The Fool
 Assassin's Apprentice
 Robin Hobb

  The Fool is so hard to place into a Hogwarts house, but recently I came to the conclusion that his best fit into Ravenclaw. I think it's his nature of one-liners, the thirst of knowledge, an ability to give great insight and hindsight, and his creative riddles.

 4. Lazlo Strange
 Strange the Dreamer
 Laini Taylor


 I'm rather frustrated with this list because I feel like I've chosen some obvious Ravenclaw alumni, and Lazlo definitely isn't shying away from that. I mean Lazlo literally translated and learned an entire thought-to-be dead language with limited resources and time. Amazing!

 5. Olivia "Liv" Durand 
 Beautiful Darkness
 Kami Garcia & Margret Stohl


 Liv is the only lasting impression I have from this series... which kind of sucks, but facts are facts. This Ovaltime, Pink Floyd loving, trainee keeper, first turns up during the second book and I fell in love with her. If you're wondering what a keeper is, in BD it means someone who looked after all the historical witchy books... keepers of knowledge! Who both trainer and trainee were also librarians. 


  1. i never know how people can easily pick what characters fit each house. i guessi m not abig enough fan haha

    1. This was a really hard topic, but I'm pretty good at putting real people into houses - fictional characters are a little bit harder!